September 26, 2016

Hot! Our Latest Obsession: Coconut Beauty Products

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If you like pina coladas… then you’ll probably love this beauty roundup. But seriously – regardless of whether you’re a fan of coconut flavored or scented things, chances are you’ll be upping your beauty and skincare game with our list of coconut beauty products because they’re just so good for you! We’ve meticulously tested a range of cosmetics and skincare saviors that all have one thing in common – their coconut-derived formulas. The power ingredient in each varies, from coconut oil and coconut water, to coconut milk… but the benefit of all is a healthy, moisturized, and glowing you. And though coconut probably makes most of us think of summer, trust us – these babies are among the hottest things on the beauty scene and are here to stay through the seasons.

Click through to learn about the products that made the cut and why they should find a home in your beauty cabinet ASAP.

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ORGO Coconut Infusions

Okay, so it's not quite news that coconut oil is awesome and good for you. But it can't be ignored - coconut oil (and other parts of the coconut that are being increasingly used in formulas, like coconut water and coconut milk) is so in for the various uses and healthy results it brings to our skin and hair. We're excited by the new line of coconut oils from ORGO, infused with superfood ingredients that make for seriously-kick-butt benefits.

How does Rianna Loving, founder of ORGO, suggest you can use the oil? As a shaving cream, eye cream, body scrub, bath oil, and makeup remover. This multitasker is a must-have.

The Orgo Everyday Everybody 100% Non-Toxic Coconut Infusions collections contains 7 different blends that include Cranberry, Chamomile, Ginger, Sea Buckthorn, Calendula, Rose, and Jasmine.

$36.00 at beautycirque.com

Kiss My Face Organic Coconut Pineapple Lip Balm

Chapped lips aren't just a thing of the winter - it can happen during the summer too. This fun and delectably moisturizing lip balm is perfect for summer. It doesn't have any taste, but smells like a pina colada - that happens to have a melange of good-for-you ingredients like coconut oil, raspberry seed oil, and aloe vera. Combined, they pack a hydrating punch in a creamy formula that delivers essential moisture to keep lips soft, and is gentle enough to heal lips that are already chapped or sunburnt (yes - we tested on our sunburnt lips and this was the only lip balm that we wanted to reach for!).

Plus, with this lip balm, you'll be able to feel great that what you're putting on your lips is USDA certified organic and made with non-GMO ingredients.

$3.49 at Kiss My Face

e.l.f. Studio Lotion Wipes in Vanilla & Coconut

This wallet-friendly find tends to go with us from home to the office, to the go-go-go- of New York Fashion Week. Due to the combination of coconut milk, cocoa butter, and sweet almond oil, these lotion wipes have been among the most successfully moisturizing that we've tried. The Vanilla & Coconut scent is particularly refreshing and leaves skin feeling awakened.

$3.00 (a total steal!) at eyes lips face

100% Pure Coconut Body Scrub

We genuinely would scream this from the mountaintops: this body scrub from 100% Pure is AH-MAZING. Best of all, we see it being a skin savior year round - the recipe of coconut combined with an army of natural and vegan ingredients (pomegranate, calendula, acai and noni berries, apricot oil, and more) make this scrub one that will shine in your shower.

Open the jar to release a scent that is comparable to coconut macaroons (yum!). To see results, you only need a little bit of the scrub. Gently massage into skin - particularly areas that tend to be dry or rough like elbows, knees, etc. - and the exfoliating scrub will melt into an oil.

It's awesome. What is probably our favorite thing about this scrub is that it actually alleviates the need to use body moisturizer after showering. Even after you dry off, the natural oils of the scrub are soaked into skin and maintain moisture in wherever it was applied. It's like no other scrub we've used before - you have to try it!

Note: we suggest using this on the body only (as the name itself indicates).

$28.00 at 100% Pure and Ulta

Bioelements Volcanic Mud Soap

Not every pick that made our list smells/tastes like coconut - because it doesn't have to. And, we're delighted to let the guys in on this beauty secret - here's a find we included with them in mind. The awesome recipe for this face and body bar includes detoxifying volcanic mud, ground oatmeal, coconut oil, olive oil, and Chinese herbs that result in a masculine cleansing scent and multitasking soap that buffs away dead skin and protects against breakouts.

In short: your guy will love it.

$20.00 at Bioelements

The Art of Shaving Shaving Soap

Why not take it a step further and show the guys what coconut oil can do for their skin when it comes to shaving? When mixed with warm water, the soap creates a nice lather that works to protect skin, soften facial hair, and allow for a close, effective shave.

How classy is the wooden teak bowl? We love us some sleek packaging.

$50.00 at The Art of Shaving

Jack Black Protein Booster Eye Rescue

If your man needs convincing to be as thorough in his skincare regimen as to include an eye cream, this Jack Black eye serum will help you win him over.

Among the ingredients that work to target signs of aging (fine lines and wrinkles be gone) in the delicate area around the eyes are sunflower seed oil, primrose oil, caffeine, a whole bunch of peptides (learn more here) and - you guessed it - coconut oil.

$40.00 at Jack Black

OGX Coconut Water Shampoo and Conditioner

Let's not forget - hair needs hydration too! OGX's Coconut Water line has quickly become one of our favorites to treat thirty hair (regardless of type) to deliciously lightweight moisture. The coconut scent is faint but just enough.

This formula is made with both coconut water and coconut oil for great results. We saw shinier, softer hair as a result when we made the switch.

If you're nuts for more coconut, OGX also has a Coconut Milk line (a bit creamier)!

$5.99 at Walgreens
*You can find OGX products in major drugstores and mass retailers nationwide.

Ouidad Curl Recovery Ultra Nourishing Cleansing Oil

Our curly haired friends really know what moisture means for hair. Ouidad, The Curl Experts, has just the thing for curls that are in need of a hydrating, conditioning pick-me-up. This oil (you guessed it - containing coconut oil) is a water-activated cleanser that turns into a foam, even though it has an oil base.

Those oils (which also include Silk Oil, Kalahari Melon Seed Oil, and fatty acids) help to remove dirt and build-up in hair. At the same time, they bind to hair to enhance shine and seal in moisture.

$25.00 (8.5 fl oz) at Ouidad

John Masters Organics Citrus & Neroli Detangler

We covered washing hair - now onto maintaining. The idea of tugging on strands with a brush is a treacherous one. Make hairstyling prep easy with this organic detangler - it's a conditioner that can either be left in or rinsed out. Made with coconut oil, grapefruit, neroli, soy protein, and wheat amino acids, the detangler makes hair look fuller and shinier, tones the scalp, and provides an effortless comb through.

$16.00 (8 fl oz) at John Masters Organics

VMV Hypoallergenics Two True Hues Eyeshadow Duo

We love that coconut has been creeping (in the best way) onto the makeup scene. With skin around the eye area being the most delicate, we can't think of a better way to use eyeshadow than this dye-free, paraben free, and fragrance free option from VMV.

This eyeshadow has the ingredients of some of the best skincare - like virgin coconut oil for moisture, monolaurin for disinfection, and green tea for its antioxidant properties.

The Two True Hues Eyeshadow comes in a slew of shades to choose from, so whether you're feeling inspired by the beach or looking to create a dramatic eye for a night on the town, you can be confident in your color choice. Even better, you'll be at ease knowing your makeup is multitasking to improve skin!

$40.00 at VMV Hypoallergenics

Josie Maran Coconut Watercolor Cheek Gelee

Coconut water gets a new look in makeup with this cream blush/cheek stain in one - it's made with 50% pure coconut water! The benefit = hydrated skin with the added perk of a natural flush of color in your cheeks.

Creator Josie Maran notes, "I created Coconut Watercolor Cheek Gelée to bring that hydrating color to my face, and yours." The product is easy to apply and stays put after application - regardless of temperature conditions.

$22.00 at Sephora

KORA Organics Rejuvenating Foot Balm

There's a secret to keeping feet looking good all year round and not just during sandal season -- they need proper moisturizing too! You can treat yourself to a mini at-home treatment simply by massaging this lotion into sore or tired feet, paying particular attention to the dry skin areas.

Coconut oil, peppermint oil, noni extract, lavender, and rose petals are among the delightful spa-friendly ingredients that comprise the formula. After application, the foot cream is non-greasy - so don't worry about it slowing you down.

$24.95 at KORA Organics

 

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